Friday, 20 July 2007
Although I have never seen snow except on TV, this t-shirt design is influenced by Orhan Pamuk's novel Snow. The novel has snow falling all through its first half, blocking off a town from the rest of the world.
I loved the first 200 pages, could not even proceed when events shift from the snow filled city to other things. There is no doubt that Pamuk is one of the most gifted writers of our time. Most of his stories cover his "caught at the crossroads" nation-Turkey.
In the story, Turkey has two groups agaisnt each other, the traditional radicals and on the other side, the modernists who want change. Beautiful, poetic and original till it drags a little and seems streched at times.
Try reading it sometime. The effect of snow falling all the time is beautifully written.